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North Herts Council’s 10,000 free trees giveaway – express your interest now!

25 June 2021
Tree sapling

PR Date: Friday, 25 June 2021 - 10:15am

North Herts District Council (NHDC) is inviting people who live in North Hertfordshire to let them know if they would like to receive a free tree.

Up to 10,000 tree saplings will be given away to people who live in the district in the autumn.

NHDC is asking people to register their interest now if they would like to receive a tree sapling, so they are ready to distribute the trees in the autumn.

Tree species will include field maple, silver birch, common white birch, hornbeam, hazel, common hawthorn, beech, sweet cherry, bird cherry, mountain ash and lime.

Cllr Steve Jarvis, NHDC Executive Member for Environment said: “We are really pleased we are able to provide local people with the opportunity to receive a free tree. Each tree sapling planted locally will help in the fight against climate change in the district and will benefit local biodiversity for years to come. Tree saplings will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so do register your interest early to avoid disappointment.”

To register your interest in receiving a free tree, you must live in North Hertfordshire and have a suitable place to plant a tree. Please email Green.Space@north-herts.gov.uk with the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address and email address
  • Would you like a tree that can grow in a small, medium or large space

Please note, NHDC is unable to fulfil requests for specific species of tree.

People who contact NHDC via the email address will receive a receipt email, and if successful in securing a tree sapling, more information about how to collect their tree will be sent in the early autumn.